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Ikea brings wireless charging furniture to the UK as part of new 'Home Smart' plan

Ikea brings wireless charging furniture to the UK as part of new 'Home Smart' plan

By 12 hours ago

Swedish home furnishing retailer Ikea has unleashed a range of furniture with built-in wireless charging spots. The range will be soon available in the UK, and the idea is that it should conveniently help you charge your mobile devices while at home.... >>

Sesame is a smart lock that lets you open doors with a custom knock

Sesame is a smart lock that lets you open doors with a custom knock

By 26 February 2015

We can't wait for a day when all of our homes and devices and appliances and doors and windows and cars and lives will be smart and automated. That's why it's exciting when new projects for internet-connected stuff like Sesame land on Kickstarter. Sesame... >>

IFTTT explained: How does it work, and what are the new Do apps?

IFTTT explained: How does it work, and what are the new Do apps?

By 19 February 2015

The internet is a wonderful thing chock-full of fun and useful experiences, but it can also complicate our lives. With so many websites and apps in the world, you've probably experienced difficulty in managing them or even completing basic tasks. Luckily... >>

Withings Home review: More than just a smart camera
4 out of 5

Withings Home review: More than just a smart camera

By 16 February 2015

Withings is better known for its health monitoring devices, but activity trackers and smart scales aren't the only pies it has its fingers in. The Withings Home is an HD camera with air quality sensors that allow you to monitor your home using an accompanying... >>

British Gas to acquire AlertMe for £44 million, expand Hive offerings

British Gas to acquire AlertMe for £44 million, expand Hive offerings

By 13 February 2015

British Gas has announced that it is to acquire AlertMe, the company that powers its Hive Active Heating, in a deal worth £44 million. This figure includes the 21 per cent holding that British Gas already has in AlertMe, bringing AlertMe's total valuation... >>

Buying chocolate? Show your tech credentials with The Cocoa Runners Pocket-lint Collection

Buying chocolate? Show your tech credentials with The Cocoa Runners Pocket-lint Collection

By 12 February 2015

Pocket-lint has teamed up with artisan chocolate website Cocoarunners.com to bring Pocket-lint readers a specially curated box by our founder Stuart Miles. Stuart set up Pocket-lint with an initial investment of £15, the same amount as his first investment... >>

iSheep are real: Internet-connected sheep are roaming Wales

iSheep are real: Internet-connected sheep are roaming Wales

By 7 February 2015

Researchers in North Wales have created a flock of iSheep - sheep connected to the internet - in the latest twist on the internet of things. Using a small tracker, the idea is to enable a farmer to keep track of the flock, and stop rogue sheep wandering... >>

Hotel's 'Dot.com Detox package' claims to tackle harmful effects of modern tech

Hotel's 'Dot.com Detox package' claims to tackle harmful effects of modern tech

By 6 February 2015

You've probably heard of high-tech hotels with robots and all sorts of machinery and software designed to help you live in the lap of space-age luxury for a night or two, but there's another type of hotel for those wanting the exact opposite. Myhotels... >>

Vax Cordless vacuum cleaners just got a whole lot more convenient (hands-on)

Vax Cordless vacuum cleaners just got a whole lot more convenient (hands-on)

By 6 February 2015

Vax has been offering cordless cleaners for some time, but in 2015, they are coming with a twist on the format.  Welcome, then, the Air Cordless Lift and the Air Cordless Switch. The Air Cordless might sound familiar because we reviewed it in 2014 and... >>

Vax AirRevolve is the funkiest vacuum cleaner we've ever seen

Vax AirRevolve is the funkiest vacuum cleaner we've ever seen

By 5 February 2015

Of all domestic gadgetry, it seems that the humble vacuum cleaner is a hotbed of design innovation. We've seen these domestic necessaries move from a boring upright or cylinder cleaners into eye-catching design pieces. The Vax AirRevolve, however, has... >>